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. with 138 points in a single game. i'm trace gallagher in for shelter smith. we begin tonight with the cease-fire in the middle east. now, five ours old and officials on the ground say so far so good. in the past week, israel sent thousands of troops to the border with gaza and said they were ready to invade if hamas militants kept firing militants like these into israel hillary clinton flew to the middle east yesterday to prevent a ground war. she met with israeli and minutian leaders and with egypt's president who led the negotiations. she did not meet with hamas leaders because the u.s. does not deal directly with the militant group. so gint acted as a go-between. today, second clinton announced they had a deal. >> the united states will with partners across the region to consolidate this progress, improve conditions for the people of gaza, provide security for the people of israel. >> tonight, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he will consider more severe military action if the cease-fire does not last. we have team fox coverage. david lee miller live inside southern israel
jarrett in for shepard smith. more than 24 hours later, the cease-fire in the middle east is still holding. [horns and sirens] >> hamas military tans celebrating claiming they changed the game by avoiding an israeli invasion of gaza. israelis say they won by ending the hamas rocket attacks and weakening the militant group. each side is also mourning tonight in gaza city a funeral for a man killed in israeli air strike just before the cease-fire took effect. and the israeli military reporting a soldier died today after a rocket attack that also happened before the cease-fire. the second israeli soldier killed in the conflict. conor powell joins us live in jerusalem. connor, are things almost back to normal there in israel? >> well, greg, there are still a lot of tension. there is still a lot of fear here in israel. we are now entering the second day of this cease-fire and with each passing hour there really does seem to be the belief that this cease-fire may actually take hold so, yes, things are beginning to return to normal. shops and markets are beginning it reopen. particularly in south
the world in 80 seconds. >> shep: i'm shepard smith. this is "the fox report." it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. secretary of state clinton says hamas must stop firing rockets at israel. this is video from hamas, some of those rocket attacks. fox news can't independently verify the video. secretary clinton is in the middle east tonight trying to prevent an all-out ground war in gaza. they met with netanyahu and said the united states is pushing for more than just a temporary cease fire. >> in the days ahead, the united states will work with our partners here in israel and across the region toward an outcome that bolsters security for the people of israel, improve conditions for the people of gaza, and move toward a comprehensive peace for all people of the region. >> shep: just as secretary clinton was meeting with the prime minister netanyahu, we got word of explosions in gaza. reportedly from new israeli air strikes. we have team fox coverage. jonathan hunt is with us at the united nations. let's first go to ed henry live at the white house. egypt is play ago key
the height of rush hour,. >> jon: jon anthony did i loren zoe, thank you. i'm jon scott in for shepard smith. this is the fox report. a new poll shows about half of israelis did not want their government to stop pounding hamas militants in gaza. according to an israeli research firm, 49% of those polled said israel should have kept firing on militant targets. 31 percent said they support their government's decision to reach a cease-fire. the same survey showed that the prime minister benjamin netanyahu's party has lost some support ahead of elections set for late january. but analysts say they expect the prime minister to stay in power. "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt with the news. jonathan clearly not a military victory for hamas but politically does this make them stronger? >> yeah. and the politics of this are at least as important to both sides as the military outcome. hamas for its part is not just fighting israel. it's also involved in a linger-time battle with fat that, which is the party of palestinian president mahmoud abbas. what hamas leaders believe they have achi
smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news and five weeks from today, pretty much everybody's taxes go up unless president obama and congress can keep us from going over that ever talked about fiscal cliff. now the white house says president obama is taking his case to the people. meeting with small business leaders. today middle class families, tomorrow in hitting the road for a campaign style rally on friday. gop leaders say he should stay in dc and try to work out a deal. house republicans say they're also planning to get out of washington and hold events from small businesses back home. james rosen live at the white house tonight. do we know whether the talks have broken down? >> the white house says no, shep, that the work continues between key staff aides on both sides. but there is for this week as yet no follow-up session planned for negotiations like the one that the president held in the roosevelt room earlier this month with all four leaders from the house and senate. democrats more thanked from that session back on november 16 ta
in '96 but lost to president clinton. i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. and you know that one friend who just won't let you get a word in edge wise, the u.s. senate has a friend like that. his name is filibuster. it's really a technique that lawmakers use to hold the legislation that they don't like. a senator or group of senators refuses to get off the floor and that group can kill the bill that way. now, the senate majority leader harry reid is threatening to push for a change to the filibuster rules that would give minority members less power. but the minority leader mitch mcconnell says that would be the equivalent of blowing up the senate. doug mckelway with the news live on capitol hill for us tonight. doug, they call it the nuclear option. >> yeah, they call it the nuclear option because the party that exercises the nuclear option, that pulls the trigger on the nuclear option can suffer ultimately the fallout from that nuclear chain reaction if they ultimately become the minority party at some point in the
. unitedhealthcare. current record for an american is is about seven months. i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. and the standoff over the so-called fiscal cliff could hurt the economy even if we don't plunge over it. that's the warning from the white house. it says americans may not spend as much during the holidays this holiday season because they're worried about taxes going up in january. if we actually do go over the cliff, the white house says the average middle class family would pay an extra $2,000 or so in taxes next year. officials predict americans will cut back on spending even more and slow down the economic recovery. it's the top story at the bottom of the hour. ed henry is on it. lawmakers getting back to work this week. so where do they stand? >> shep, it's interesting because they can't even agree on whether or not they are at loggerheads. if you listen to white house spokesman jay carney he says things are moving along. they are very hopeful there is going to be a compromise. you speak to mitch
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